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Backyard Silversmiths Inside Tour - Things to Do in Texas!

May 02, 2019

Searching for a fun thing to do on your visit to Texas? Watch Andrew give a quick tour inside Backyard Silversmiths®!

Backyard Silversmiths is located just 20 miles north of Waco on Interstate 35 and is a fun stop for your next girls trip, spring break or summer road trip through the Great State of Texas!

Each of the pieces of jewelry you see in the Backyard Silversmiths Jewelry Shop are created by me and my wife from .999 Fine Silver. We create a little bit of everything. We make cuffs, rings, necklaces and earrings - and each of these are made here on site at our workshop in Abbott, Texas.

When orders come in online, we write the details of those orders down on paper plates! It says things like who the customer is, when it came in and when it's due. These paper plates are what I work from every day :). Teisha also marks where our customers and visitors are from on a large map.

At our forge, customers can watch where I create the jewelry at our observation area. We have a little safety rail for kids so they can't get too close (and sometimes the rail is for the adults - LOL). I also have a welding area I show to visitors. I weld all of my large loop necklaces and earrings here. Visitors also get a peek into the various tools I use to create jewelry including big presses, polishing wheels, drills - all sorts of stuff! Everything you see here for sale on the website is created by me in this area of the workshop.

If you're traveling in the area, stop by and see us! We're located between Dallas and Waco on I-35 at EXIT 356. We're open Thursdays - Sundays 10-5. It would be great to have you come by and visit!